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Google to seize control of Android?

PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2016 8:19 am
by fkapnist
Google is preparing to seize control of Android with its own proprietary closed-source version of the mobile operating system, an analyst claims.

Technology analyst Richard Windsor says that a highly confidential internal project is underway to rewrite the ART runtime, removing any lingering dependencies from the freely downloadable open source AOSP (Android Open Source Project) code base.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/06/08/google_is_taking_android_proprietary_heres_how/

Taking Android proprietary will send ripples beyond the mobile industry. Facebook is rewriting its apps to reduce its dependence on Google, notes Windsor. Anyone who can afford to (and many can’t) should be thinking of doing the same.

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Re: Google to seize control of Android?

PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2016 12:49 pm
by farhad2008
why?
Did not previously controlled android?
What good is that?

Re: Google to seize control of Android?

PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 4:14 am
by fkapnist
“The top rankings haven’t changed in three to four years,” says Ted Nash, CEO of Tapdaq, an app discovery service for developers. “The App Store is a complete failure.”

http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/news/2016/06/12/apple-app-store-wwdc-developers-ios-android/85673520/

Will the consumer who has paid $3.99 for his app be willing to fork over $44 yearly for it on a subscription? At the same time, a new category of tech software threatens to make the pain worse for app developers: bots. Over the past months, both Facebook and Microsoft have suggested that the days of apps were behind us and that computerized bots, software programmed to resemble human interaction, were the future.

Re: Google to seize control of Android?

PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 2:48 am
by luishp
I think there will allways be a huge business regarding WebApps as they are independent from any operating system.
We do not try to sell apps on mobile markets. We develop custom apps for our customers so they can publish them on their websites as a service for their customers:

-Interactive landing pages and websites.
-Catalogs.
-Product configurators.
-eLearning experiences.
-Games.
-Database driven applications...

The possibilities are endless
With a bit of HTML, CSS and JavaScript knowledge it is incredible what can be done with NeoAppBuilder right now.
And even more with some PHP and MySQL.

Re: Google to seize control of Android?

PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2016 3:58 am
by fkapnist
luishp wrote:I think there will allways be a huge business regarding WebApps as they are independent from any operating system.
We do not try to sell apps on mobile markets. We develop custom apps for our customers so they can publish them on their websites as a service for their customers:

-Interactive landing pages and websites.
-Catalogs.
-Product configurators.
-eLearning experiences.
-Games.
-Database driven applications...

The possibilities are endless
With a bit of HTML, CSS and JavaScript knowledge it is incredible what can be done with NeoAppBuilder right now.
And even more with some PHP and MySQL.



What I don't like is how registered developers are often forced to pay monthly subscriptions to access certain API calls. Also, NeoAppBuilder sends you to a third party Adobe site which uploads your (hard work) private source code and, if it is over 50MB or has plugins, it then charges you $10 a month to compile and store it on their cloud. What? This in my opinion is a failed marketing system that will not be around very long.... Another double-standard-example of giants leading competition down blind alleys to do what the giants would never do themselves....

https://build.phonegap.com/plans

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Re: Google to seize control of Android?

PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2016 4:14 am
by fkapnist
The competitive business of "cloud" storage has become rather ridiculous. Because the "average" user doesn't really know how to use their device beyond Facebook, etc. The first cloud storage was web-based email. You can store important files (as zip attachments) in your Yahoo or Gmail email account and not get caught up in all of the misleading and expensive "cloud" hype.

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Re: Google to seize control of Android?

PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2016 4:27 am
by luishp
What I don't like is how registered developers are often forced to pay monthly subscriptions to access certain API calls. Also, NeoAppBuilder sends you to a third party Adobe site which uploads your (hard work) private source code and, if it is over 50MB or has plugins, it then charges you $10 a month to compile and store it on their cloud. What? This in my opinion is a failed marketing system that will not be around very long.... Another double-standard-example of giants leading competition down blind alleys to do what the giants would never do themselves...


This is not necessary at all for webapps, as they are really some kind of webs on steroids :)
Most people does not know webapps can even be installed on movile devices with their own icon, making the browser invisible when running the app.
No need for App Stores, no need to pay a fee, no need to be compiled.